A horror comedy without much comedy, I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer is a low budget, Australian slasher horror that is barely watchable because of the low production values.
It sees the remaining members of a cricket team being hunted and slaughtered by a serial killer who is exacting revenge for torment he suffered at their hands 20 years earlier. His weapons of choice include a razor-sharp cricket glove, sharpened stumps and a cup made out of nails.
This does make for fun and gory kills but the setup to each one is awfully convoluted and rarely does it feel worth the investment.
The problems with I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer are obvious from the start.
It looks incredibly cheap and the sound quality is off by some margin. Some scenes have characters mumbling away and strong Australian accents make it even harder to understand what is being said at times.
Production values aside. The characters are unbelievably stupid and the acting even worse. How they get themselves in situations for the killer to get to them is truly dumb. A good example is the man who goes off to an abandoned house in the woods to take part in a dominatrix sex act!
That is far from the only sex-related moment as the movie also has a lengthy and gratuitous nude scene. Seriously, this shower scene goes on for a few minutes & is seemingly only there to titillate.
What is the most disappointing thing about the movie though is just how unfunny it is. It swings the bat hoping to score a 6 but misses wildly and gets knocked out. There are far fewer cricket puns then you’d expect and at times it takes itself far too seriously.
In fact, the only time it even raised a smile was during the final showdown. The killer throws a spiked ball which lodges itself in a helmet prompting the wearer to say ‘not out’. Har Har Har.
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I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer